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Forgotten Philadelphia : lost architecture of the Quaker city, Thomas H. Keels

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Forgotten Philadelphia : lost architecture of the Quaker city
Title
Forgotten Philadelphia
Title remainder
lost architecture of the Quaker city
Statement of responsibility
Thomas H. Keels
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Forgotten Philadelphia provides a richly illustrated survey of historic Philadelphia landmarks that have succumbed to the ravages of time and changing tastes. More than three centuries of vanished architecture, from William Penn's Slate Roof House to Romaldo Giurgola's Liberty Bell Pavilion, demolished in 2006, are brought back to life in this beautiful book. Writing with obvious affection as well as a deep knowledge of his subjects, Thomas Keels employs photographs, drawings, prints, maps, and architectural plans to revisit these vanished treasures." "Unlike other books on landmark buildings, Forgotten Philadelphia discusses works of architecture not only from a design standpoint but also in terms of their significance to the city's political, economic, and cultural life. Organized chronologically from 1682 to the present, this book provides a context that allows readers to understand how tastes change over time, rendering obsolete the very buildings that were once considered to be works of art and genius. The final chapter, "Projected Philadelphia," describes fifteen unbuilt structures that might have changed the face of the city had they ever moved beyond the drafting table."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Keels, Thomas H
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA735.P5
LC item number
K44 2007 Oversize
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lost architecture
  • Historic buildings
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
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Forgotten Philadelphia : lost architecture of the Quaker city, Thomas H. Keels
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-300) and index
Contents
Penn's green country town (1682 to 1775) -- Athens of America (1776 to 1820) -- City in transition (1821 to 1860) -- Workshop of the world (1861 to 1900) -- The consumer city (1901 to 1940) -- Renaissance and retrenchment (1940 to the present) -- Projected Philadelphia
Control code
ocm77504403
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9781592135066
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102654
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)77504403
Label
Forgotten Philadelphia : lost architecture of the Quaker city, Thomas H. Keels
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-300) and index
Contents
Penn's green country town (1682 to 1775) -- Athens of America (1776 to 1820) -- City in transition (1821 to 1860) -- Workshop of the world (1861 to 1900) -- The consumer city (1901 to 1940) -- Renaissance and retrenchment (1940 to the present) -- Projected Philadelphia
Control code
ocm77504403
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9781592135066
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102654
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)77504403

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